Can Social Norms Motivate Employee Conservation Efforts? Orazem, Peter Nusser, Sarah Cutrona, Carolyn Morton, Joel Orazem, Peter Rosenblatt, Tanya Cutrona, Carolyn Krizan, Zlatan McCormick, James McCormick, James Nusser, Sarah
dc.contributor.department Economics 2019-07-18T06:38:02.000 2020-06-30T02:14:32Z 2020-06-30T02:14:32Z 2016-11-27 2015-08-22
dc.description.abstract <p>A randomized experiment is used to test whether employees will take actions to lower short- and long-run electricity use when their actions are unobservable and only the firm can benefit. Results suggest that social norms act as a coordinating device supporting worker conservation efforts. Electricity use fell 5.2% on average in buildings that were provided information on their own energy use compared to that in a paired building. The energy reductions have persisted over three years. Feedback on own past usage and provision of promotional information induced smaller and<br />statistically insignificant reductions in electricity use.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Oil, Gas, and Energy
dc.subject.disciplines Public Economics
dc.subject.keywords Electricity
dc.subject.keywords Free rider; conservation
dc.subject.keywords social norms
dc.subject.keywords competition
dc.subject.keywords feedback
dc.subject.keywords information
dc.subject.keywords coordination
dc.title Can Social Norms Motivate Employee Conservation Efforts?
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